Tag Archives: gut

Why do people have such different microbiomes from one another?

Discussing a computational approach to answering what controls inter-individual variability in the human microbiome. Modulating human microbial communities continues to be an area of intense academic and entrepreneurial interest because of the role of the human microbiome in determining health and … Continue reading

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“Disease-specific alterations in the enteric virome in inflammatory bowel disease” [Norman et al, 2015]

Is IBD going viral? Pursuant to last month’s journal club discussion on the importance of examining the fungal mycobiome, a closer look at the intestinal virome seemed like the logical next step. Eukaryotic viruses have the ability to interact with IBD risk … Continue reading

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Bifidobacteria protect mice from nasty E. coli O157:H7

This Thursday Dr. Philippe Langella, a visiting scientist from INRA in France where he studies gut inflammation and probiotics, will present this paper Nature (2011) 469:543-7 on the protective effects of Bifidobacteria due to their ability to produce acetate in … Continue reading

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